Transverse dynamics of a phase-conjugate resonator. I: Sluggish nonlinear medium

G. Reiner, P. Meystre, E. M. Wright

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We present a fully nonlinear theory of a phase-conjugate resonator in which the phase-conjugate mirror is a diffusive Kerr medium with an arbitrary ratio of cavity round-trip time to medium response time. The model is restricted to the Raman-Nath scattering regime but includes pump depletion and transverse coupling, which is provided by diffraction inside the cavity and diffusion inside the phase-conjugate mirror. A transverse linear-stability analysis of steady-state solutions is performed. The case of a sluggish medium is studied numerically in both low- and highdiffraction geometries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)675-686
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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